Gwyneth Paltrow: Shakespeare in Love actress
When you're a star, there are two feelings involved from people who know you. Some might not care for you, and they may even hate you, but others will love you. Let's just hope the ones that love you outnumber the ones that hate you, but even if they don't its best to ignore the hater altogether! It gets rough, however, when the haters want to express the hate they have for you, even if you get thousands of positive views from your fans. One hater can still screw up your entire day with one negative statement. That being said, some of the most successful stars who have gone through this are the former television show queen, Oprah Winfrey, and her close friend, actress, singer and food book writer, Gwyneth Paltrow. Paltrow has been acting since 1989, rising to fame after starring in the movie, “Shakespeare in Love.” The actress has also been featured in many films, but her fame has grown from the criticism she gets every day. What is it exactly about before Gwyenth Paltrow? What was her life like before her rise to stardom? 45-year-old Gwyneth Paltrow was born in Los Angeles to parents who were already established in the film industry. Paltrow’s mother, Blythe Danner was an actress while her father was film producer-director Bruce Paltrow. The apple doesn’t fall far away from as tree as Paltrow’s younger brother, Jake Paltrow is a director and screenwriter. The actress’s father was Jewish while her mother is from a Christian Background. Paltrow’s great-great-grandfather on her father’s side was a rabbi in Poland and a descendant of a “Paltrowicz” family of rabbis. Paltrow has a half-cousin, the well-known Katherine Moennig from her mother’s side. The actress is also a second cousin of former U.S. congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords who represented Arizona. Gwyneth Paltrow also has an uncle who is singer and actor Harry Danner and his daughter, Hillary Danner is not only an actress like Paltrow but also a great friend of hers. Speaking about their family gatherings, Paltrow said that she had one thing in common with Hillary. They both loved cooking for people they loved, eating, and hanging out together as a family. Paltrow also has another cousin, Rebekah Paltrow Neumann who is married to Adam Neumann, the founder of WeWork a multi-billion company. And if that's not enough, Steven Spielberg, is her godfather. The actress, Paltrow was raised in in Santa Monica, and she attended Crossroads School before she joined Spence School, which is a private school for girls in New York City. After graduating from high school, Paltrow went ahead to join the University of California where she studied anthropology briefly but dropped out to focus on acting. Paltrow describes herself as “adopted daughter” of Talavera de la Reina in Spain, a place where Paltrow spent a whole year as an exchange student when she was 15, and she learned to speak Spanish. Paltrow can speak Jewish, English, Spanish and surprisingly French just as well. She has made a good net worth acting, and some of her best appearances are in movies like “Iron Man”, “Shallow Hal”, “Shakespeare in Love” and books like “It’s All Good”, and “Notes From My Kitchen Table.”
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop podcast with Oprah Winfrey
Whenever a new podcast launches, it usually doesn’t start that well because the producers are trying to figure it all out. As expected, Gwyneth Paltrow’s first Goop podcast, the latest extension of her ever-expanding empire, was a more put-together affair. Not only did she have the NPR voice on her first show, but she also had the sound-quality down as well. She also landed the biggest fish you could think of as her guest, world famous talk show host, Oprah Winfrey. In the hour long podcast, the women discussed haters and the #MeToo movement as well. They also didn’t leave out the historic speech that Oprah Winfrey made when she was at the Golden Globes. On the show, Oprah Winfrey said that she wasn’t actually trying to run for office and yet she surprised millions of fans who thought that they heard that she would be running for office. Winfrey, however, will not likely run in the the next presidential race coming in 2020. When Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her lifetime achievements, she wasn’t laying the groundwork for a presidential run to trounce Trump. Her speech was rousing and inspirational though, but she was just trying to show that the #MeToo movement was paying. She stating that they didn’t get there alone as there were those who suffered and endured but didn’t want speak about their suffering. The reason they wouldn’t speak was because they wanted to feed their children and those who helped create that path gave them a voice. Oprah and Paltrow also joked about their haters and that they were fully aware that it was just a reality that not everyone was going to love them. Winfrey joked that whenever Paltrow would be in the tabloids, she would be happy because the heat was off her a little. She told the actress of 'Iron Man,' 'Shallow Hal,' 'Shakespeare in Love' and writer of books like 'It’s All Good' and 'Notes from my Kitchen Table' that she had come under fire in the past for segments of spirituality, and self-care. There were stories about putting oneself first and its benefits and people started claiming that she was actually starting her own religion, “The church of Oprah” which Paltrow joked, saying that she was a proud member. Winfrey told Paltrow that her mentor, Maya Angelou said to her that the negativity wasn’t about her and the tabloids only wanted a story to sell. That helped her weather the criticism.
Gwyneth Paltrow speaks about her lifestyle
Paltrow has a website known as 'Into The Gloss.' She spoke about how she lives and if you really like being inspired by a simple yet happy and healthy life, you should read her website. On a typical night, she's always at home with her kids eating dinner. The actress loves to eat early in the morning too, to be precise, at 6:30 am to be exact and when she gets home, she heads to her fridge to grab her Japanese whiskey and have a glass. According to Paltrow, the Japanese have the best whiskey, and she loves how smooth it is. The actress’s favorite whiskey is Nikka whiskey and Hibiki. There are times when Paltrow lights a fire and hangs out with her kids, and sometimes her partner comes over. After dinner, she loves taking a bath and then retiring to her bed. Paltrow likes to be in bed by around 9:30 and she treasures her sleep too. Paltrow also revealed on her blog that she loves taking a bath in the night, and sometimes she soaks in as her kids come in and they chat about a range of issues affecting them. She also does her skincare routine while there. Whenever she wants to go out with her friends, she wears a jumpsuit because she feels it’s cool. Most of her close friends are her old friends from childhood and her night outs with them are her favorite nights. There was a time when the actress of 'Iron Man,' 'Shallow Hal,' 'Shakespeare in Love' and writer of books like 'It’s All Good,' and 'Notes from my Kitchen Table' celebrated her birthday in New York and all her friends were randomly dancing after dinner and to her, it was just much fun. The actress loves to listen to ‘80s music and watch Netflix before going to sleep.
Facts to know about the actress and her net worth
She started acting when she was young
The blonde beauty, Gwyneth Paltrow spent her summers in Williamstown, Massachusetts when she was little, and she loved to watch to her mom perform at the theatre. While there, she would help her mother rehearse and even performed occasionally. According to her, she made her stage debut when she was just seven starring in 'The Greeks' where she played the role of a dead child. Paltrow and her brother were all inspired by their parents and they joined the film industry due to the inspiration they received from them.
She spent three days in a desert
In 1997, Paltrow spent three days without anyone by her side writing about her experience for 'Marie Claire' magazine. She carried a tarp, hammock, flashlight, knife, a pound of rice, bottled water, matches and a camera to record her experience. The actress built a little shack, cooked some rice, swam and wandered around the desert mostly nude. Gwyneth Paltrow had nothing much to do there except think and write a book about her seclusion. She wrote that she had realized that people should be kind to themselves because at the end of the day they only have themselves, and so they needed to relish that and be safe in doing that.
Her father died of oral cancer
Paltrow was vacationing with her dad in Rome in 2002 when she was just 30 years old. Her dad had been suffering from oral cancer for several years and he succumbed to its effects as well as the effects of pneumonia. His death left the star heartbroken as her father was her rock. When her father was struggling with the disease, the actress learned about healthy eating. Like most men of his generation, he used to smoke and drink vodka every day after work, and a healthy diet never mattered to him. Paltrow tried to cure her father by teaching him to eat better food, but he didn’t take to kindly to the idea. The actress said that when her father was diagnosed with the disease, she changed her lifestyle and changed her diet and took exercising more seriously.
Her net worth
According to 'Celebrity Net Worth,' Paltrow has a net worth of $60 million dollars. Shebuilt her net worth as an actress of films such as 'Iron Man,' 'Shallow Hal,' 'Shakespeare in Love, and as a writer of books like 'It’s All Good,' and 'Notes from my Kitchen Table.' Paltrow is one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood.
Just like Oprah was told by Aneglou, tabloids create stories to sell and to tear apart someone’s name. There is nothing they do to change someone’s life unless the person they are speaking about allows that to happen. That applies to Paltrow as well and despite all the hate she receives, she is still going strong anyway.